Websites

Forging first impressions that turn into loyal customers

Your website is most likely the first encounter your customer will have with your business - so don't let it be the last. As a leading custom web design agency, Magnet specializes in crafting a user experience that propels your audience toward action in a way that is true to your brand. And before a user ever enters your website, we make sure they can find you with SEO strategies that help you rise above your competition.
Magnet digital agency

Website design and development services

Website design that engages and delights your audience

We are a Cincinnati based web design agency, but don't let our Mid-west address fool you. At Magnet, we pride ourselves on choosing and mastering the most innovative web technologies to build websites and web applications that scale and perform seamlessly.

Our custom web designs benefit from a strong support network backed by a thriving community, ensuring continuous growth and development for your business. Our commitment to future-proof web design solutions means that your custom website will be fresh for today, as well as tomorrow.

Responsive design

We create visually stunning, mobile-responsive designs that adapt to any screen size, offering a seamless experience for your users.

Accessibility

Our custom web designs are built with accessibility in mind, ensuring that your digital home is welcoming and usable by all visitors... and also protecting you from a potential ADA lawsuit is definitely a perk.

High performance

We do our utmost to ensure your site is optimized for speed and performance, providing a smooth and enjoyable experience that keeps your site’s visitors coming back.

Search engine optimization (SEO)

Trying to shoehorn SEO practices after a site is built is... a headache for everyone involved. That's why we integrate our best SEO practices into every step of our design process. With our added SEO services, we ensure that your website is poised to rank well in search engine results and drive a steady stream of organic traffic.

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The Magnet difference

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Why our website design and development services stand out

A human touch

We understand that behind every website interaction is a real person with unique needs and desires. Our approach to website design and development combines human experience and intuition to craft a cohesive website that resonates with your target audience.

Data-Driven Web Strategies

In the digital world, intuition is not enough. Our approach to website design and development is backed by data-driven insights. We analyze market trends, customer behavior, and competitor strategies to build a website that not only looks good but also performs well in your specific market.

Solutions tailored to your unique needs

If you're throwing a generic solution at a unique problem, it's obviously not going to end well.

Magnet offers an extensive range of website design and development services and solutions tailored to your unique requirements.

Ongoing Website Evolution

The digital landscape is ever-changing, and so are the ways in which websites engage with their audience. We don’t just build your website; we evolve with you. Our team stays ahead of the curve, ensuring your website remains relevant and impactful in an ever-evolving digital world.

Website design and Development Expertise

How we deliver websites that resonate with your audience
API Development

API Development

Design - Integration - Management

Magnet excels in designing, integrating, and managing APIs, ensuring seamless communication between different software components and services to create robust and scalable web solutions.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning - Data processing - Predictive modeling

We leverage the latest in artificial intelligence, including machine learning algorithms and predictive modeling, to develop intelligent solutions that anticipate user needs and improve decision-making processes.

Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems

Customization - Integration - Content optimization

Magnet provides expert CMS solutions, offering customization, seamless integration, and content optimization to enable clients to manage and publish their content efficiently.

Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy

Branding - Positioning - Content Marketing

We devise and implement comprehensive digital strategies, focusing on planning and execution, digital innovation, and market analysis to drive growth and enhance online presence.

Ecommerce Platforms

Ecommerce Platforms

Platform Selection - Customization - Optimization

Magnet excels in selecting, customizing, and optimizing ecommerce platforms to create seamless shopping experiences, increase conversions, and drive sales.

Full Stack Engineering

Full Stack Engineering

Frontend - Backend - Systems

Our full stack engineering services encompass frontend and backend development, along with system integration, providing complete and efficient web solutions.

Infrastructure and DevOps

Infrastructure and DevOps

Systems Architecture - Automation - CI/CD

Our team specializes in infrastructure and DevOps, ensuring robust system architecture, streamlined deployment automation, and continuous integration for improved operational efficiency.

Jamstack Development

Jamstack Development

Secure - Performant - Scalable

Magnet leverages Jamstack principles for modern web development, focusing on performance optimization and static site generation for faster, more secure websites.

Nocode Development

Nocode Development

Marketing Sites - Integrations - Rapid Prototyping

We utilize nocode platforms for rapid solution design and prototyping, enabling quick iteration and deployment of web applications without traditional coding.

Pay Per Click Advertising

Pay Per Click Advertising

Management - Bid Optimization - CRO

Magnet manages PPC campaigns with expertise in campaign management, bid optimization, and conversion tracking, ensuring high ROI and effective ad spend allocation.

Performance and Security

Performance and Security

Optimization - Auditing - Risk Mitigation

Our focus on performance and security involves enhancing website speed, conducting thorough vulnerability assessments, and implementing measures to mitigate risks and protect against threats.

UI/UX Design

UI/UX Design

User Research - Interface Design - Usability Testing

At Magnet, our UI/UX design process involves in-depth user research, intuitive interface design, and rigorous usability testing to create user-centered designs that improve engagement and conversion rates.

Case studies

Examples of our work in website design and development

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Technologies

Open source tools that are carefully selected and meticulously perfected

We take pride in selecting and mastering the very best web technologies to build websites and web applications that not only scale and perform seamlessly but also enjoy a strong support network from a thriving community, as well as some other key factors that help your business grow into the future.

Kind words

"We have a much more targeted website, and we are starting to get leads from our website. They are agile, flexible, positive attitude, and provide guidance every step of the way."
Minja Zahirovic - CVG

Minja Zahirovic
Executive
Commercial Vehicles Group

How we build websites

Our 360-degree approach for precision and impact in website design and development

We pride ourselves on our expertise in web design and development, building websites with a focus on executing every part of the production with care and precision. From strategy to creative to implementation and ongoing testing, we ensure your website is fast, secure and optimized at every level for growth.

Accessible

Our web agency believes an inclusive internet is the way forward. Accessibility is considered throughout our process and we can help you achieve ADA or WCAG compliance.

Performant

We optimize your website at every turn, ensuring that the code, content and all design decisions have a positive impact on performance, user experience and SEO.

Secure

We ensure the security of your site with encryption, multi-factor authentication, backup and restoration, regularly scheduled audits, updates and well-tested code.

Insightful

Our strategy is fueled by data. Using analytics, A/B testing, and market research, we craft custom software that truly connects with your audience and stays ahead of industry trends.

Optimized

We meticulously fine-tune every aspect of your custom software for maximum impact and visibility. This ensures that your web application not only looks good but also exceeds expectations.

Supported

Our training, documentation and support provide peace of mind. We keep you on track with comprehensive site monitoring and robust reporting.
Website FAQs

Some common things asked about website design and development

How does Magnet pick a target audience

From identifying your target marketing to segmentation and feedback loops, we continually optimize audience targeting.

What are the different types of developers on your team

At Magnet, our team comprises a diverse array of developers, each specializing in different areas of technology and software development. This variety ensures we can tackle a wide range of projects, from web and mobile applications to complex system integrations and data analytics solutions.

What factors most influence a successful ecommerce website

Creating a successful eCommerce website involves a wide array of deep considerations. At Magnet, we understand that the success of an eCommerce site is influenced by a combination of critical factors, each contributing to the overall user satisfaction, engagement, and sales conversion rates.

What tools and technologies are commonly used by custom SEO agencies?

Custom SEO agencies use a range of tools and technologies, including keyword research tools, analytics platforms, content management systems, backlink analysis tools, and SEO tracking software. These tools assist in strategy development, performance tracking, and optimization efforts. Explore the advanced tools used in custom SEO.

Where is Magnet located?

Our office is at 1311 Vine St, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since we love the flexibility of working from anywhere, we have team members in Kentucky, Texas, Oregon and Idaho, as well as some extended team members in Europe.

What services does Magnet offer?
Will the website be secure and optimized for speed?

Website security and speed optimization are paramount in our design and development process. We aim to build websites that load in less than 3 seconds, providing a good user experience and helping with SEO. We always include SSL certificates for security, and can implement additional security measures as needed, like .htaccess additions and security plugins.

How does your design/development process work?

Our design and development process is iterative and collaborative. Our four phase approach covers strategy, creative, implementation and delivery. Learn more on our approach and process pages.

Who do you recommend for hosting?

There are different considerations depending on the type of technology used and what the intended scaling factors are. We generally have three types of host that we pick between:

For custom software and sites with advanced functionality we have used Digital Ocean for dedicated servers for many years and love their combination of reliability, modern server technology and great support when needed (although they're self managed).

For Nocode websites we like the Webflow platform which uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its hosting backbone.

For Jamstack websites we're big fans of Netlify and Vercel.

Can we edit content on our own website?

Absolutely, we believe that you should have the ability to update your own website content. We do believe in constraining layout editing within the confines of a tight agreed upon design system, to be sure that elements and layouts are consistent and no website breakages can occur via the CMS. We typically build websites on user-friendly content management systems that allow you to easily make updates and keep your website fresh with new content, with the safety of being able to roll back changes to earlier versions if needed. We provide training on how to use the CMS post-launch.

We typically favor the popular CMS systems SanityWebflow and Laravel Nova.

Will you configure Google Analytics for us?

Yes, Google Analytics is a critical tool for understanding website performance. We not only install and configure Google Analytics but also set up basic event tracking, such as contact form submissions. However, we will require a Google login owned by your organization to install analytics, ensuring that you retain full access and control over your data​.

Can you add our own content to the website?

Absolutely! We understand that content is king. Your website's content plays a vital role in portraying your brand's story, communicating your value proposition, and engaging with your audience.

What are your payment terms and project fees?

Our project fees are based on the scope and complexity of the work. We typically provide a detailed proposal outlining the total cost and deliverables. As for payment terms, we generally require an initial deposit to begin work, with the balance due at various milestones or upon completion of the project. This may result in two payments of 50% and 50% or three payments of 50% 25% and 25% or more complex structures for longer projects.

How do you handle website maintenance and support?
How long does it take to design and launch a site?

The timeline for designing and launching a website can vary significantly based on the complexity of the site and your specific requirements. On average, a basic website can take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks from concept to launch. This includes time for design, development, testing, and revisions. However, larger and more complex projects may take longer.

What is your web design and development approach?

Our approach is user-centric and data-driven. We begin by understanding your business goals, your audience, and your competition. We then create a design that is not only visually appealing but also enhances user experience and engagement. Our development process is agile, allowing for flexibility and iterative improvement. We focus on creating websites that are responsive, fast, and search engine friendly

website Insights

Tips and tactics about website design and development

Every team member at Magnet web agency is passionate about learning, sharing, and continually improving their understanding of our digital world. Check out articles, written by our team, for thoughts about topics ranging from SEO to UI/UX, growth marketing, design concepts, AI, technology, the future of the web, and more.